BATTLER JACK TREATED TO CAPITAL SHOPPING SPREE:
ABRAVE teenager who has battled bone cancer celebrated his recovery in style with a VIP shopping trip to London.
Fashion-conscious Jack Seddon was diagnosed with the disease at the start of the year after complaining of a pain in his leg.
When an X-ray revealed the seriousness of his condition, the 13-year-old was forced to have part of his leg amputated in a rare ‘rotationplasty’ operation.
But after months of gruelling treatment, including intensive chemotherapy and physiotherapy, doctors have declared him in remission and fit enough to indulge in his favourite hobby.
Jack, a student at All Hallows in Weaste, travelled to London with best pal Chloe Brickell, mum Victoria Butcher and his gran Valerie Hockham.
The trip – organised by
‘It really was his dream come true’
the Make-a-Wish charity – was his first time in the capital city.
Victoria, 33, said: “It was just unreal. They’d thought of everything and it really was his dream come true.
“We had a limo to take him to Harrods and Primark and they gave him goodie bags and some money to buy his clothes.
“He had his own personal shopper in Harrods and he picked some outfits out and we had afternoon tea there.
“He was just overwhelmed. He loves Primark anyway, but just the whole experience was amazing.
“I asked him what his favourite bit was and he said everything.”
Jack added: “It was so exciting to know I could get loads of clothes because I love shopping. I would love to do it all again.”
The youngster, who was also recently treated to a day with the Manchester United players thanks to his school, still has to go for check-ups at hospital every six weeks and is due to have a prosthetic limb fitted in the new year.
But Victoria, who is married to Andrew and is also mum to Henry, 15, and Mary-Grace, four, said he just ‘gets on with it’.
The nursery nurse, from Weaste, added: “The best moment for me was just seeing him happy and the smile on his face – he was in his element doing what he loved best – shopping.
“It was a shock when he got diagnosed but I’ve got great family and friends around me and we just got on with it.
“A lot of people turned round and said ‘haven’t you cried?’ but you’ve got to keep smiling and laughing.
“I said that to Jack and that’s what we did all the way through.”
Jack Seddon, second right, with brother Harry, sister Mary-Grace and mum Victoria. Below: Jack enjoying his shopping trip